Gabriel Salazar was fleeing police north on U.S. 83 quando è uscito di strada, rotolato sopra, e la sua auto si è incendiata nella contea di Zavala, secondo i rapporti. The area is about 90 minutes from the Mexican border.
“[W]e have been notified by Homeland Security Investigations that 3 fuori da 4 males that died as a result of the accident were identified as immigrati illegali a partire dal Messico,” the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
Salazar and three Mexican nationals were pronounced dead at the scene.
Gen-Z social media personalities grieved on TikTok and Instagram.
“si, it’s a smuggling situation is what it looks like,” a law enforcement source told the Houston Chronicle. “We’ve had smuggling crashes in Del Rio and by Eagle Pass, Uvalde, but the majority are there in Carrizo and Crystal City, lungo [NOI.] 83 all the way down to Ashton.”